Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beach Party in Winter

One night while working in the labs, the topic of conversation drifted towards beach party and before we knew it everyone was drawing their characters at the beach.


 This was my contribution. 
Mittens in a double bikini and Knight in some trunks.
It was a fun break from thesis work.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sketch-a-Palooza

It's been a while since I shared my sketchbook pages.


 I sketched some thumbnails thinking about what the first meeting of Diane and Heron could be like. Originally in Cats & Demons when the story was longer Diane gets thrown in a sort of Hell dungeon after she tried to take her cat back and failed. There she would meet a sad Heron who has given up hope in escaping and tries to convince him to her get her cat.




Over the winter break I tried to design a title logo for my thesis.






There were some sketches where I pondered with the idea of "what if Abaddon was a demon all along?!" So I started sketching designs for possible Abaddon demons.



I also drew some fish as the Columbus Zoo. Watching fish swim is really relaxing.




Friday, January 23, 2015

Pilot and Sound

For my Cats & Demons thesis I had to complete an entire scene to get a feel of how long it would take to complete animation and what kind of style I wanted to animate in.


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 In addition to that, I also added scratch sounds to my current animatic to get a better feel for the timing and mood throughout the film.

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The sounds I used were from freesound.org.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Adventures of Beetle Boy

This character started with a description given to me from another student. I got the description of a weird bug-loving kid that wants to rule the world. With that I drew the first design.


From there I drew the character in multiple time periods and picked the one I liked the most. 


The one I chose was the blacksmith. I then designed him a sidekick, Lara Pep and tested different color palettes with them. Even though Beetle Boy is now a blacksmith his goal of world domination is still present. He plans to use his skills to build a beetle-like weapon that will help him in his quest.